2 Different Kinds of Adventure

I had a family meeting with my kids and the nannies this morning. I want to show my kids the need for community support and volunteerism. That’s always been a part of my life. My mom was ALWAYS volunteering me and my little brother to work for the Church for FREE. She said it was good for our soul. I didn’t realize as a kid, how ingrained that would become in me. I get it now with my kids.

We are going to work on a 2 for 1 system. Each week the kids and I get to pick 2 Adventures either around Colorado or around the U.S. And we will also pick 1 Food Bank to go volunteer at. The one thing I know that is Covid safe and is also very much needed is Food Bank volunteers. My kids can help sort food or stuff boxes. They will not be around passing out boxes. I don’t want that. Each person or parent with up to 2 kids can stand in a 6 feet apart, plastic guarded stall and stuff boxes or sort out food. It’s a very slow conveyer belt system. I signed my family up to work this summer. It will be good for them. I want my kids to make new friends. I want them to start building their work in the community. I found a local Food Bank that really needs helpers. I’m all for it. There will be other rewards for my kids as we start this process but for now this is my idea. My nannies will take turns because my daughters can not go. They are not vaccinated yet. All 3 of my boys are so I asked the Food Bank Director if I can have my nanny with one or 2 of my kids as we switch things up each week. She was awesome. And the best part we get to be on a schedule so I can go online and pick which day works best for us. I plan on picking the rainy (Or snowy, I mean it is Denver) days Lol One hour a week is not going to kill my kids. I also signed us up for the Recycling Center. That is going to be very fun for my boys because they get to break down boxes and put them into a big smasher press. They will love to help with that. We will go off and on and figure it out as we go.

I explained to my kids how much this means to me. I told them this is replacing them working in the Church. They liked that part Lol We will see.

So far we redid our backyard, we visited the Botanical Gardens, we went out to eat in a restauarant and we made Memorial Day wreaths that we went back home to have my cousins place on our family gravestones. Next weekend when we fly back to Nebraska I will take the kids out to the cemeteries and show my kids their wreaths. I’m trying, guys. I want my kids to grow up knowing that helping the world is the only way they will be raised. I pray our world heals and that I am part of that change.

Today we are going to swim and play outside. Both of my yards just got mowed so it’s time to enjoy them. I love it. This part of the year is beautiful. Denver is breathtaking on the clear days with the sun shining. I’m happy we live here.

Have a great weekend guys! I love you all. Thank you for continuing to be a part of my Batfan community.

Paintball anyone?

I woke up late. Well much later than I wanted to. My buddies and I got dressed up in our old camo outfits and met up with a group to play some paintball this morning. It was a lot of fun. I have not done that in, well I don’t even remember. Maybe 10 years? Wayyyy before my kids came into my life. I forgot how much fun it is and it’s a great way to get some outside exercise time in. I loved it. We lost, I didn’t mind, I laughed so hard at some of the plays.

I’m making a bunch of new friends. I added probably 20 or so guys numbers into my phone so I can start getting info about Denver and specifically my neighborhood. A few of the guys live blocks from my new house. That part is really exciting. We FINALLY got to see my friend Nice show off her skillset as a police officer. It seemed like every time our team tried to move up she was right in the front line picking us all off. She knows how to shoot Lol There is no question at all she can handle a gun and very, very, proficiently. She was awesome. She also looks really good in her outfit. It was different, I think all of the guys had a comment or two about it. She had to take off but she’s going to come over the house later today to check it out. Then we will all go out to eat together.

This weekend has been about fun, community, and really just hanging out with the boys. I needed this and didn’t realize it. My kids are doing great I check in with them a few times a day. They are spoiled rotten. My daughter had her nails done. I don’t like that at all. When I get home I’m getting that stuff off of her. She has plenty of years to do that, I want her to be my little baby girl for as long as we can. And that means no nails painted! I was told to chill out, it looks great, and she loves it. We will see.

I only have today and tomorrow left in Denver. I’m going to take off after lunch tomorrow. I’m going to Church in the morning because I need to start finding a Church close to the house. It would be easier if I was Roman Catholic but I’m not and never have been. My kind of Catholic does have a few Churches close to downtown so that may be my option. We will see. Church is very important for me and the kids and it’s at the top of my list to deal with this weekend.

I did make it to the nearby grocery store yesterday and I’m happy to find out they do deliver groceries. That will sure make life easy. There is a dry cleaner nearby and a Subway. I’m happy to figure this stuff out.

I’m going to go get cleaned up. I think we are heading downtown to check out a few places. I know tonight we are going to a restaurant that plays live music. That’s going to be fun, I love places like that.

I hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. I know I am! Have a great Saturday Batfans!

4 days in Denver, Colorado, yes!

I just dropped the kids off at their Day camp. This is the last week/weekend they have to go to that. They will be so bummed out next week but I’m excited for all the fun I have planned for us.

First of all thank you, thank you, and a BIG THANK YOU from my daughter for all the awesome birthday wishes on our Family Facebook page. I did Facebook live a little from her party but we did keep it small and private. I’m so sorry the boys were so loud when I was trying to get Peace to talk on camera Lol Hey, that’s my life. The boys love to be filmed and for the most part want all of the attention. That dress was from Macy’s. I bought it special for her birthday party. Yes it is cute, since that was the majority of the comments, and yes her headband did not say on all night Lol She flung that off pretty soon after we wrapped up Facebook Live.

I uploaded all of our photos and videos from the past month including Peace’s birthday. Go check that out, guys. Be sure to welcome all of our new Batfans that have slowly been added to our page and interact with them.

I’m so happy to report I am leaving to go on my trip in a few hours. Lindsay ran down to the office this morning for a meeting. As soon as she gets back I’m GONE. Which means probably around 10:30am this morning. She will leave at 9:30am but she wants to stop to pick up a few things from the store.

I’m actually more nervous for her to drive my new Range Rover than I am for her watching my kids this weekend. She’s a speed demon (Always has been) and I just know there’s going to be a few lovely, new scratches on it when I get home.

So how is everyone doing? How much did you love Amazon Prime days this year? I just got the last of our orders in yesterday. I bought way too much stuff but you really can’t beat those deals.

My goal for my Denver trip is to check out my house renovations, talk to the general contractor to see what his timeline is and make sure all of our inspections are good. So far that house has been a breeze. I think it’s because it had such solid bones. I did a really good job picking it out. It’s only a 4 year old house so we only had to customize a few of the rooms. The best part is the kids picked out the bedroom colors and it was be completely done when we move in. I will not have to paint or do a single thing. Won’t that be nice. I’m also going to be hanging out with some of my gaming friends so I’m excited for that. Nice is meeting up with me on Saturday and Sebastian will be driving up also. It’s going to be a fun, fun, weekend. I really can’t wait.

I hope you all are having the best summer ever. I am because it’s been quiet, calm, and peaceful.

Happy birthday to my amazing, sweet, beautiful little girl. I couldn’t ask for a better kid. She is our peacemaker, our joy, and our sweetness. The boys love their sister with all their hearts and I don’t know what I would have done if my beautiful Peacey pie didn’t come into my life. I always think about her adoption and her biological parents on her birthday. I don’t know if one day they will reach out to the adoption agency and ask for my info but they are always welcome into our family. I’m cool with changing the closed adoption they wanted into an open adoption any day they want. I pray they both change their minds some day. I look forward to raising Peace up to the very best life I can offer her and I sincerely promise she’s going to be an outstanding citizen, student, sister, friend, daughter, and (OMG) girlfriend, mom, some day. I’m leading by example by showing her as much love as I can daily. She knows she is special, she knows she is very loved, she knows 100% she belongs with me. She is a light in my life and hearing her laugh is literally one of the best sounds in the world. Right now I’m just her daddy but I know when she’s all grown up I can also be one of her best friends. I want nothing but the best for her and I will do all I can to educate her in whatever way she needs. She is incredibly smart and I’m pretty sure at some point she will skip a grade.

Peace, your little face is one of my favorite things on Earth. I love you, the boys love you. The entire world loves you. Never change who you are, and just be my sweet, happy little girl for as long as we can. Also, don’t grow up Lol Ever! I love you, my princess. You will always be Daddy’s GIRL!

Rocky Mountain Adventure?

Greetings from beautiful Denver, Colorado. I flew in early this morning so I could catch the sunrise. I was late and didn’t make it. I will get to see it tomorrow. I wanted to take photos because it’s a great landscape here for it.

I’m here to take Mike and his mom to the AFC Championship game. He’s a huge Broncos fan and I promised (Lost a bet) to take him if his team advanced (I didn’t really think they would win Lol) so here I am. We don’t have the best seats but we will be there. And I said if he could get us into some cool tailgating parties with his buddies I would fill him and his mom up with stadium food all during the game.

I will be sporting my #6 Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears, jersey to the game. Because I will not represent a team I don’t like. Go Bears! Pretty sure I will be the only Bears fan there in jersey. Should get interesting with the folks sitting around us. We just finished breakfast and are back at my hotel for a few minutes. I spilled some orange juice on my shirt and tie so I need to make a quick change. His mom is planning out our shopping trip with what stores she wants to hit at Cherry Creek mall. I hope they have a candle store. I love candles.

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Thank you all again. Have a great weekend! God loves you and I love ya’ll too!